During the meeting, the Head of State was provided with information on the current activities of the Accounts Committee in the sphere of following up the implementation of the central government budget and the audit of state programs, as well as on the ongoing work on methodological support for audit commissions in the regions.
The President of Kazakhstan stressed the key role of the Accounts Committee in ensuring the effectiveness of developing budgetary funds and preventing their theft.
- The Accounts Committee is the authority in charge of supervising the appropriate development of public finances and an independent assessment of budget utilization. The funds should be allocated for right reasons, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
In her turn, Natalya Godunova reported on modernizing the state audit system implemented within the 100 Steps National Plan, taking into account the world standards.
- At present, the Accounts Committee shifts away from the practice of factual findings of financial misconduct and focuses its activity on evaluating effectiveness. We render assistance to audited entities in identifying the reasons that have become the framework for financial irregularities and provide appropriate recommendations, the Chairperson of the Accounts Committee noted.
In addition, N.Godunova informed the Head of State about the work on the audit of state programs and strategic plans of governmental bodies, as well as the preliminary assessment of the republican budget at the planning stage.
At the end of the meeting, the President of Kazakhstan gave a number of specific instructions.